Jasper Fforde Biography


Type: Novelist

Born: 11 January 1961


Fforde's books are noted for their profusion of literary allusions and wordplay, tightly scripted plots, and playfulness with the conventions of traditional genres. His works usually contain elements of metafiction, parody, and fantasy.


Thursday Next:

  • The Eyre Affair (2001)
  • Lost in a Good Book (2002)
  • The Well of Lost Plots (2003)
  • Something Rotten (2004)
  • First Among Sequels (2007)
  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing (2011)
  • The Woman Who Died a Lot (2012)

Nursery Crime Division:

  • The Big Over Easy (2005)
  • The Fourth Bear (2006)

Shades of Grey:

  • Shades of Grey (Title on the cover), Shades of Grey 1: The Road to High Saffron (2009)
  • Shades of Grey prequel: 7 Things To Do Before You Die in Talgarth (2018)
  • The Dragonslayer:

    • The Last Dragonslayer (2010)
    • The Song of the Quarkbeast (2011)
    • The Last Dragonslayer III: The Eye of Zoltar (2014)
    • The Last Dragonslayer IV: Humans V. Trolls (2017)

    Standalone Novels:

    • Early Riser (2017)

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